Trump tweets graphic inaccurately putting approval in Georgetown poll at 55 percent

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump fires intelligence community inspector general who flagged Ukraine whistleblower complaint Trump organization has laid off over 1000 employees due to pandemic: report Trump invokes Defense Production Act to prevent export of surgical masks, gloves MORE on Thursday morning tweeted a photo of a Fox Business graphic that inaccurately claimed a recent Georgetown poll put his approval rating at 55 percent.

“Great news!” the president tweeted with the accompanying photo of the graphic, titled “Trump's Soaring Approval,” that aired Wednesday on Fox Business' “Lou Dobbs Tonight.” 

 

The graphic was crafted from the results of a poll from Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service. That poll actually depicted Trump’s favorable rating at 43 percent, not the 55 percent shown in the graphic.

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The president's unfavorable rating was 55 percent.

Mo Elleithee, director of the Institute of Politics and Public Service, took to Twitter to correct the graphic shortly after Trump’s tweet Thursday.

 

The poll also found Democrats held a 42 percent to 37 percent advantage over Republicans on the generic ballot for 2020, with another 21 percent undecided.

The Fox Business graphic did accurately depict 58 percent approval for Trump’s handling of the economy.

In a statement to The Hill, a Fox Business spokesperson said the network corrected the graphic earlier Thursday. A correction also ran on-air.

Updated at 1 p.m.